Scheduled Departures - African Encounters

Scheduled Departures

Our Scheduled Departures offer flexible travel options if the dates for our Signature Safaris don’t work for you. On these daily or weekly departures, you’ll travel with a small group of like-minded international travellers.

Our trusted suppliers in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe share our philosophy of personalised small group travel, staying in small luxury camps in private conservancies away from the crowds, and supporting local communities.

These safaris are escorted by professional local guides who take great pride in ensuring their guests experience a fantastic safari while offering insights into their culture and country.

In this way, we can offer daily departures and the tour can also be customised to your requirements – add in extra days at each camp, or a few relaxing days at a lake or beach to end your safari.

sundowners Tanzania
Daily departures

Northern Tanzania Highlights
Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti

Explore some of Tanzania's famous parks - Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and central and northern Serengeti on this small group safari. Relax around the campfire at your luxury tented camps after days of exceptional game viewing.
(1 Review)
FromNZ$9,649
balloon flight
Departs Thursdays April - Sept

Namibia Under Canvas

Imagine the thrill of tracking free-roaming black rhinos on foot in remote Damaraland, seeing desert-adapted elephants, sleeping under a canopy of stars in the Namib desert, or watching a stealthy leopard at the waterhole in front of your comfortable tent... You'll enjoy all of this and more on your Namibia Under Canvas safari.
FromNZ$8,097
safari in Africa
Regular departures

Botswana Under Canvas

On this Botswana Under Canvas safari you'll experience the magic of a mobile camp with no more than 7 guests. It covers the very best of Botswana: Chobe, Savute, Khwai and Moremi, in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Enjoy game drives, a mokoro excursion, and, of course, witness incredible wildlife.
FromNZ$10,465
lion Kenya
Daily departures

Kenya Big Cat Safari

This Big Cat Safari takes you to iconic locations in Kenya including Nairobi National Park, Selenkay Conservancy in Amboseli, Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancies and the Masai Mara National Reserve.
(1 Review)
FromNZ$7,295
gorilla trekking uganda
Daily departures

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

There are few wildlife encounters as exciting as coming eye to eye with the largest, and most charismatic, of the great apes while gorilla trekking in Uganda.
FromNZ$4,677
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Daily departures

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world, and it is a magnificent sight at any time of year – the perfect end to your safari! The thunderous roar of the Falls can be heard for miles around, giving rise to its traditional name, Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. […]
(2 Reviews)
FromNZ$3,788
leopard cub south luangwa zambia
Daily departures

Two Rivers in Zambia

This Two Rivers in Zambia safari is a favourite with our guests. You'll discover why when you stay in these small and exclusive owner-operated camps in South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi. These parks are much less visited than their more famous counterparts and you'll seldom see another vehicle on your game drives.
(1 Review)
FromNZ$12,876
Stone Town market Zanzibar
Daily departures

Zanzibar, the Spice Island

Zanzibar is a small archipelago in the Indian Ocean Located off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar consists of three main islands, Unguja, Pemba and Mafia Islands. It is home to a rich and diverse culture influenced over time by its many settlers including the Sumerians, Egyptians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Dutch and British. Known as […]
(1 Review)
FromNZ$2,582
Daily departures

Cape Town – Vineyards & Beaches

A few days in charming Cape Town is the perfect way to start or end your safari in southern Africa. If you are travelling through Johannesburg this is an ideal opportunity to visit what is known locally as the Mother City. On this 6 day tour you’ll learn about the dramatic history of Cape Town and […]